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Andy Reid on Tyreek Hill: “He Feels Comfortable Speaking Up”

Posted Sep 13, 2017

Hill called the play on his 75-yard touchdown on Thursday night

It’s no secret that Kansas City Chiefs’ wide receiver Tyreek Hill is among the best in the league at breaking the big play, and he was back at it again in Kansas City’s season-opening victory over New England last Thursday.

Hill had already hauled in five catches for 49 yards before streaking down the sideline for a 75-yard touchdown reception early in the third quarter. The score gave Kansas City its first lead of the game and marked a fifth-consecutive regular season contest in which Hill scored a touchdown of at least 65 yards.

If the score alone wasn’t impressive enough, Head Coach Andy Reid revealed following the game that the architect behind the play was Hill himself.

“Tyreek called the one that he ended up scoring on,” Reid said. “He goes, ‘I think I can get him on this one,’ so we called it and he got him.”

Hill is an electric player with the ball in his hands, and his touchdown on Thursday night was just another example of that. Though while his ability remains unchanged, his willingness to suggest a play to the coaching staff was new for the second-year receiver.

“Probably not,” said Reid on if Hill would have made the same suggestion last season. “He feels comfortable speaking up now. He’s a smart kid and has really good football intelligence. When (the players) see something, I want them to tell me and let me know.”

Hill finished the night with 133 yards on seven catches, leading the team in both areas, as he notched his first-career game with over 100 yards through the air.

Hill will have another chance to make something happen with the ball in his hands on Sunday as the Chiefs take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Arrowhead Stadium. 

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